BF 60–40 (2160-2180 AD)

  • Efforts to undertake mega-scale geoengineering on Earth cause as many problems as they fix.
  • Major colonies established on Luna and Mars; outposts established near Mercury, Venus, and the Belt. Explorers reach Pluto.
  • First space elevator on Earth finished. Two others in progress. Space traffic booms.
  • Mass driver built on Luna.
  • Terraforming of Mars begins.
  • Fusion power developed and working plants established.
  • Genetic enhancements, gene therapies (for longevity), and cybernetic implants become available to the wealthy and powerful.
  • First non-autonomous AIs are secretly developed and quickly put to use in research and netwar.
  • Experience playback (XP) technology developed and put into public use.